Monday, January 29, 2024

 We finally got some winter here at the Gallery. I plowed 2 or 3 times so far this winter. That is not very many times compared to other years. Now it seems to be mud season, almost February too. Weird. So it will be very fun squishing up the two-track to the gallery.  After taking January off I'm  ready to come down to the shop and start 3 watercolors. Thats my goal this winter (till March): Create 3 original paintings and make 6 prints of each.  Can't wait to see them! 

We've been hanging out at our cottage on Lime Lake A LOT this winter.  Tucker the Chessie  loves it over here. 

This is a random winter pic from the north side of Narada Lake. One of my favorite winter places. 

has potential for a painting, what?

Friday, June 10, 2022

Sitting in the studio today getting some glazing done, well, maybe not done but getting a good start. I guess I shouldn't be writing my notes on the newsprint 'drop cloth' as it won't be here long.  Anyway, I've got the combinations worked out and have the base layer done on both sets. Obsidian on one set, smokey merlot on the other. We've had a good number of nice folks stop in today. It seemed like a great day to get out and about and enjoy this part of Leelanau County.  

Thursday, June 9, 2022


All of a sudden its June 2022 and the Gallery is open again. Its been a week already. It being Thursday, Its my day to be up here creating, hopefully, something interesting.  I’m glazing some pots and decided to use a nice bright Turquoise for the insides. Then I’ll put some blue green glazes on the outside. This is when one hopes the fantasy is close to the eventual reality.

Friday, August 16, 2019

We have a new crop of Christmass Orniments ready to be picked.

In the framing shop

Spending time in the gallery framing shop, matting and mounting photos and painting prints. Have the tunes cranked up and having a good time.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Old Art Building Painters

We are scrambling to get 3 or 4 paintings done for the June 2nd  Painting Groups art show, in Leland at the Old Art Building. Opening reception Friday evening 5 to 8. Here's one of Vicki's watercolors.

Here's one of mine:

The 2017 Gallery Season is nearly upon us.

My oh My, only 3 weeks to go before we officially start the 2017 summer season at the Gallery.
We had a busy winter, producing almost 300 new pieces of pottery. ( Have to finish glazing and firing them soon). Here is  a small sample of glazed pots ready for  the Kiln!